Is suicide a sin?


A young woman with reason to wonder asks if committing suicide is a sin. [Read more...]

Dear gayophobic Christian parents of America


“Prayer warriors needed to help me fight Satan for the soul of my daughter!” she wrote on Facebook. [Read more...]

Come out of the closet, Secretly Progressive Pastors!

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If you are a Secretly Progressive Pastor, now is the time for you to step forward and be the person you know God is waiting for you to become. [Read more...]

A Rhyme for the Time

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A person, a company: They’ve been judged the same! (Dad, Pastor, Investor … what’s in a name?) But women? Still property: men’s vassals, mere fools. For proof ask the men who still write all the rules. So my friend Dan Wilkinson made this of that: [Read more...]

The Supreme Court’s travesty (and Ginsburg’s brilliant dissension)


History will not be kind in its memory of today’s Supreme Court ruling, a travesty of justice grounded in the same brutish sexism and classism that has always informed the most egregious and shameful rulings of the highest court in our land. In my post of January 23, 12 Reasons the Hobby Lobby Case Should [Read More...]

Obama invites my guest blogger to the White House

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Southern Baptist Pastor Danny Cortez first decided that being gay is no sin. Then Danny’s 15-year-old son Drew came out to him. Then Danny and Drew bonded even more because of awesomeness. Then Danny told the elders of his church that he no longer believed that being gay is a sin. Instead of summarily firing [Read More...]

Gay porn as published by Christians fundamentalists (NSFW)


I was idly browsing the Books section of my local Craigslist site when I came across the books below. I could be wrong about this, but I believe they serve as evidence that at some point along the line Christian fundamentalists decided to operate from within the ranks of their enemy by writing and publishing [Read More...]

I’m booked for the next few weeks


Hi, guys. For about three months I’ve been writing a new book that now necessitates all of my attention—which means stepping offline for two or three weeks. Catch ya’ on the other side of this … apparently extreme adventure I’m on! Hey, increasingly Facebook doesn’t work as a means of letting people know when I’ve [Read More...]

The Southern Baptist Convention throws transgender people under the bus


Yesterday delegates to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (the largest Protestant body in American, with around 16 million members) approved a resolution concerning transgender people. The points they affirmed about transgender people are below, each followed by the supporting text from the affirmed resolution. Following these points is the whole of the [Read More...]

My elderly parents have chosen a church that rejects me


What do you do when your parents choose a church that they know condemns you? [Read more...]